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10B cycling trail

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Alerts for Dharawal National Park: closed areas, fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“It’s likely you won’t see anyone else on this great bike ride, travelling through the bushland of Dharawal National Park.”

If you’re looking to take your mountain bike out for a long ride, 10B cycling trail offers the perfect day out. At 15km long, it starts near the Appin Road entrance of Dharawal National Park and follows an unsealed road through open forest and woodlands along a sandstone ridge. This is a great bike ride for small groups and families with older children.

The last three kilometres present more of a challenge, when the trail descends into Stokes Creek Gorge, leading to a good slog back up to the park’s northern entrance at Wedderburn.

Pack a picnic and your binoculars because at the creek crossing, there’s a broad rock platform where you can stop for a break. Birds, including the raucous yellow-tailed black cockatoo, inhabit the area.

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Getting there

Getting there:

10B cycling trail runs through the centre of Dharawal National Park. To get there:

From Campbelltown:

  • Drive south along Wedderburn Road, then Minerva Road.
  • Turn left onto Victoria Road and park at the park entrance
  • Ride along the sealed trail for 200m, then turn right onto 10T trail.
  • After 600m, turn left onto 10B trail.

From Appin or Wollongong:

  • Park just off Bulli-Appin Road at the 10B trail entrance (about 5km east of the road to Cataract Dam).

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - Dry weather only

Parking:

Parking is available at the park entrances on Victoria Road, Wedderburn, and Bulli-Appin Road.

Important info

Distance:

15km (one-way)

Time suggested:

3 hours each way

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • This attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

Opening hours:

10B cycling trail is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Dharawal National Park

closed areas

No public access, areas located within Sydney Catchment Area
Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area. These areas are closed to the public, except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the south-eastern section of the park, between Southern Freeway and Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000, or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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10B cycling trail, Dharawal National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin